Nation: Sorry, Your Policy Is Canceled

Those dread words echo with numbing frequency in an America well on the way to insuring itself to a silly, shuddering halt

On the Hawaiian island of Molokai, pregnant women who want a doctor in attendance when they give birth fly to neighboring Oahu or Maui. The five Molokai doctors who once delivered babies have stopped doing so because malpractice insurance would cost them more than the total of any obstetrical fees they could hope to collect.

Will County, Ill., last week closed its forest preserves until it can get a new liability policy on them--if that can be done at all--and Blue Lake, Calif. (pop. 1,200), has shut its skating rink, parks and tennis court. Hundreds of other towns in California and...

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